Topeka, Kansas, was placed center stage in the Civil Rights Movement through the landmark court ruling of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. Today, you can visit sites such as the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site at Monroe Elementary School and Sumner Elementary School, gaining context and understanding of the plight and perspective of those who challenged the nation’s “separate but equal” mindset and championed school integration against all odds.

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